First screened in August 2015
Director: Todd Haynes. Cast: Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, John Magaro, Greg Violand, K.K. Heim, Sadie Heim, Trent Rowland, Nik Pajic, Cory Michael Smith, Michael Haney, Jim Dougherty, Kevin Crowley, Carrie Brownstein. Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy (based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith).

Twitter Capsule: An icepick. An atomizer. A rose. I've never seen 1950s queer desire depicted as such a braid of frankness and circumspection.

VOR:   On purely stylistic grounds, this is a masterpiece of color, lensing, mise-en-scène... almost anything you care to observe. As story and characterization, it's rare and impeccable.

Photo © 2015 The Weinstein Company/Film4/Killer Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett
Best Supporting Actress: Rooney Mara
Best Adapted Screenplay: Phyllis Nagy
Best Cinematography: Ed Lachman
Best Costume Design: Sandy Powell
Best Original Score: Carter Burwell

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Todd Haynes
Best Actress (Drama): Cate Blanchett
Best Actress (Drama): Rooney Mara
Best Original Score: Carter Burwell

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Actress (Mara; tie)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Screenplay; Best Cinematography (Ed Lachman)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Original Score (Carter Burwell; also cited for Anomalisa)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Director; Best Cinematography
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Director; Best Cinematography

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